Katherine H. McGuire


Katherine H. McGuire



Direct: 585-987-2920
Fax: 585-362-4613


At a Glance

Katherine H. McGuire is a Partner in the firm's Business & Finance Department and serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She has more than 32 years of experience as a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney with a strong background in the industrial, manufacturing and mechanical technology areas. Katie has extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent procurement, infringement and validity analysis, freedom-to-operate opinions, intellectual property licensing, competitive surveillance and patent and trademark litigation. Katie’s practice further includes extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex cross-border transactional deals where intellectual property including world-wide patents, know-how, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights, is an integral part.

Ms. McGuire spent more than 10 years of her career as in-house senior patent counsel for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated with a focus on protecting the company's industrial contact lens manufacturing processes. This extensive in-house experience provided Ms. McGuire with a keen understanding of how to develop a well-defined global patent strategy which is supported by responsible forecasting and budget setting for the intellectual property needs of a growing company.


  • State University of New York at Binghamton,The Watson School of Engineering, (B.S., 1986)
  • University of New Hampshire Law (J.D., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Attorney Registration No. 33537)
  • New York State
  • Arizona
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association